William Lipps, Senior Marketing Manager Environmental/Geochemical for Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has been named the new chair of ASTM International’s committee on water (D19). He joined ASTM in 1986 and became a member of D19 in 1996. Lipps is also a member of the committee on petroleum products, liquid fuels and lubricants (D02), the committee on analytical chemistry for metals, ores and related materials (E01), waste management (D34), cannabis (D37) and air quality (D22). D19 has honored Lipps with the Max Hecht Award (2017) and the Standards Development Award (2010, 2015 and 2017.) He received ASTM International’s Award of Merit in June 2017. Lipps has previously served as a product manager with OI Analytical and was a senior chemist and lab manager with Inter-Mountain Laboratories. He holds dual Bachelor’s Degrees in chemistry and geology from Stephen F. Austin State University. In addition, Lipps is a member of the Water Environment Federation, Standard Methods Committee, American Water Works Association, the Society of Mining Metallurgy and Exploration, and the Nelac Institute.


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